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Time-Lapse Astronaut Photography of Earth (February 3, 2012)

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Various videos created from series of still images taken on-board the International Space Station.

The clips are:
1. Up the East Coast of North America â a few major cities are labeled.
2. Up the East Coast of North America â clean version
3. Across Southwest Canada at Night â clean version
4. Mexico to New Brunswick â a few major cities are labeled.
5. Mexico to New Brunswick â clean version
6. North Dakota to Central Quebec â clean version
7. Central Great Plains at Night â a few major cities are labeled.
8. Central Great Plains at Night â clean version
9. Aurora Borealis over the Pacific Ocean â clean version
10. Aurora Borealis over Northern North America and Canada â clean version

Up the East Coast of North America
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 29, 2012 from 05:33:11 to 05:48:10 GMT, on a pass from just southwest of Mexico to the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Newfoundland. This pass begins looking over Central America towards the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern United States. As the ISS travels northeast over the gulf, some southeastern United States cities can be distinguished, like New Orleans, Mobile, Jacksonville, and Atlanta. Continuing up the east coast, some northeastern states, like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City stand out brightly along the coastline. The Aurora Borealis shines in the background as the pass finishes near Newfoundland.

Across Southwest Canada at Night
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 25, 2012 from 12:34:11 to 12:36:28 GMT, on a pass from near the border of British Columbia and Washington state, near Vancouver Island, to southern Alberta, near Calgary. The main focus of this video is the Aurora Borealis over Canada, which appears very near the ISS during this short video.

Mexico to New Brunswick
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 30, 2012 from 06:13:36 to 06:23:09 GMT, on a pass from northern Mexico to northwest New Brunswick. This video begins looking northeast over Texas, where cities like San Antonio, Houston, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area can be seen. Continuing northeast over the Great Plains states, cities like Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and St. Louis can be easily distinguished. The pass continues over the familiar shape of the Michigan Peninsula, with Chicago at the south edge of Lake Michigan. As the ISS continues northeast, the Aurora Borealis can be seen over Canada.

North Dakota to Central Quebec
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 26, 2012 from 10:04:56 to 10:10:42 GMT, on a pass from North Dakota to central Quebec. This video focuses on the Aurora Borealis over Canada as the International Space Station traveled from the northern United States to eastern Canada. The aurora can be seen near the ISS, and small patches of the green light can be seen dancing around.

Central Great Plains at Night
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 30, 2012 from 06:14:22 to 06:19:03 GMT, on a pass from northern Mexico, near the Texas/Mexico border, to eastern Indiana, near Cincinnati, Ohio. This pass begins as the International Space Station travels northeast looking northwest. The brighter city lights are those of the southwestern United States, like Phoenix and El Paso. The pass continues up the Great Plains, where the city lights of Oklahoma City and Tulsa can be seen before continuing northeast towards Kansas City. The last city that is easily seen is Chicago, while the Aurora Borealis is shining to the far north.

Aurora Borealis over the Pacific Ocean
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 25, 2012 from 12:32:06 to 12:34:10 GMT, on a pass from the North Pacific Ocean to just southwest of Vancouver Island. In this video, the International Space Station approaches the Aurora Borealis from the Pacific Ocean, where the auroras can be seen dancing very near the Station.

Aurora Borealis over Northern North America and Canada
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 29, 2012 from 10:18:13 to 10:31:28 GMT, on a pass from the North Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles west of California, to western Quebec. This video begins as the ISS is passing over the dark waters of the North Pacific Ocean northeast towards Vancouver Island. The Aurora Borealis can be seen far north, where both the underside and top of the aurora are visible. The pass continues over Canada until the sun begins to come up in the east while over Quebec.

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Reviewer: BenjaminS.T. - - February 11, 2014
Subject: Time-Lapse Astronaut Photography of Earth
Five stars.
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